STORY OF A PASSION
in Hirakata, Osaka.
He spent his childhood and adolescence
in this small, simple mountain town.
Engrossed in mathematics
all throughout high school,
in university he enrolled in the department
of science and engineering,
where he studied electrical engineering.
Employed in 1996 by an electronics maker,
he engaged in the design of electronics.
He became a chef in 1998,
working in restaurants in Japan and France,
and in May of 2008, he opened Hajime
OSAKA JAPON with the theme
of “A truly wonderful restaurant.”
Then in 2009 - a mere 1 year and 5 months
after opening it garnered the ranking
of a Michelin 3 star restaurant
the fastest in history.
In May of 2012, more active
and innovative than ever,
it changed names to HAJIME,
and continues to use each day
as a new chance to express a unique aesthetic
and worldview through the mediums of gastronomy,
life science, biology, brain science, gastroenterology,
business management, architecture,
and space science.